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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Transcript of The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Broader Significance & Review Symbols Characters Setting Plot Summary Themes Tone and POV Diction & Syntax The man, The boy, Cannibals, Mom, Eli, People that pass by Post apocalyptic world in America after a huge catastrophe Good vs. Evil
Religion Love overcomes all Fire - Father and son must spread the goodness in the world of evil
Dark, dreary landscape - evil Literary Devices Significance of no names - makes them less human, like animals trying to survive Significance of no chapters - In the book the father and son didn't take a break. The author wanted the reader to realize that they kept on moving. Tone - gloomy and dull with an undertone of hope to narrate the fact that they are living in the aftermath of an apocalypse. POV - Third person limited with outside narrator to narrate their actions more. Syntax - mostly simplistic with a few similes, ping pong sentences, word choice varies, no chapters, no quotation marks around dialogue Diction - Broad, repetitive, As long as there is one good person in a world of evil, hope and goodnes can still live. Weaknesses - ping-pong dialogue makes it confusing, no chapters, dark imagery, and repetitive Overall, the book tells a inspring story about carrying hope during the toughest of times. However, the way the author delivers his message is dull and boring. Strengths - encouraging